(Closed) When you have an appt to look at a house, is the seller usually there?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: Usually when we have looked at houses, occupied or not, the seller is not there…

But I’m not sure if that’s the standard.

Post # 4
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Prob not, but there are a few strange birds who like to be there, but usually agents tell the sellers that they should not be there.

Post # 5
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

No they are usually gone..

Post # 6
2237 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Fi and I looked at a lot of houses before buying one and the sellers were never actually there.  Sometimes they were “walking the dog” and we could see them waiting at the end of the street with their dog for us to leave though, haha.

Post # 7
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not usually. We’ve seen one where the people were that and that was because it wasn’t technically on the market yet.

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Not usually – that’s why it’s scheduled – so they can be told to scoot!

Have fun!

Post # 9
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It already feels creepy enough walking around in someones house. Opening their cabinets and closets like a goalless thief, lol. Having the people there would make it even more awkward, so no, I’ve never been to one where the seller is home.

Post # 10
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Nope, sellers aren’t there!  We’re in the process of leasing our house (we’re moving overseas) and they schedule it so we’re not home when they show the house.

Post # 12
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Out of the houses we looked at we met the current occupents of 2 of them, including the house we bough before Christmas. I don’t think they’re supposed there  so that you can feel comfortable walking around and poking around in things. The house we ended up buying, my Future Father-In-Law knew the owners sorta somehow so they kinda showed us around without the realtor at first, but they weren’t there at subsequent viewings. 

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